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Governor Hogan announces additional steps to further expand COVID-19 testing for Marylanders

BALTIMORE, MD—As state health officials continue to call for caution and vigilance in the fight against COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced additional steps to further expand testing, including a new Maryland Department of Health directive instructing physicians to order a test for any individual who requests it, as well as additional testing site options. The governor also announced …


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Maryland announces summer-friendly hours at COVID-19 testing sites

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced summer-friendly hours at many of the state’s COVID-19 testing sites. Beginning this week, state-operated testing sites at Six Flags America theme park and several other locations will provide testing from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on their days of operation. “As we move into Phase Two of our Roadmap to Recovery, summer-friendly testing …


Baltimore County offering online scheduling for free COVID-19 tests

TOWSON, MD—Beginning on Wednesday, Baltimore County residents can now quickly and easily reserve a slot online for free COVID-19 testing by visiting Baltimore County’s website. Appointments are currently available at both walk-up and drive-through sites for Thursday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 9, 2020. New dates will be added on Wednesdays each week. “Improving access to testing is important to …

COVID-19 testing without doctor’s order now available at Baltimore County sites

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment. Previously, tests at Baltimore County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory …

Governor Hogan announces universal COVID-19 testing for Maryland’s correctional, juvenile facilities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that, as part of the state’s long-term testing strategy, Maryland will begin universal COVID-19 testing at all state-run correctional and juvenile facilities. The governor also announced that: The state is delivering more than 20,000 tests per week to nursing homes. The state’s Public Health Laboratory is producing up to 10,000 tubes of viral …

Gov. Hogan directs MDH to offer appointment-free COVID-19 testing, allow testing without symptoms

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the state has reached a critical milestone, surpassing 200,000 COVID-19 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population. The state now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease, even if they do not have symptoms. With this progress, …

Governor Hogan announces new drive-thru COVID-19 Carroll County testing site

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that the state will further expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing program by opening a new site on Thursday, May 14 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster. The Ag Center site will be the first state-sponsored, community-based testing site in Carroll County, increasing the testing options available to area residents. Governor Hogan …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 cases decline for 4th straight day, Ocean City to ease restrictions [VIDEO]

UPDATE: Keep up with the latest zip code reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported on Tuesday that there have now been over 27,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 709 cases since Monday.  This marks the fourth consecutive day in which a declining number of new cases was recorded. …